Great Barr Hall car parking plan to surround St Margaret’s Churchyard and back onto Netherhall

Over the past few months, there have been many more additions to the planning application, but one of the more concerning additions include, the provision of 136 car parking spaces on land adjacent to St Margaret’s Churchyard and along Suttons drive where there will now also be coach parking. There will also be an additional 40Continue reading “Great Barr Hall car parking plan to surround St Margaret’s Churchyard and back onto Netherhall”

BAG Chairman writes letter to Editor with important updates for local community on Great Barr Hall planning application

As the debate rages on in the letters pages of the Great Barr Observer, if you happened to miss the Great Barr Observer on 11th April 2014, take a look at the below, a copy of Beacon Action Group Chairman’s letter to the Editor.  Which has some interesting updates on the application… Dear Editor, I wasContinue reading “BAG Chairman writes letter to Editor with important updates for local community on Great Barr Hall planning application”

Watch the Parliamentary debate on Great Barr Hall

If you missed it, please take a look at this video of the special adjournment debate held in Parliament with the Planning Minister.  Tom Watson MP and Valerie Vaz MP raise the issue of the development of Great Barr Hall and its protected greenbelt.

Valerie Vaz MP raises concerns on Great Barr Hall planning application in Parliament

On Monday 31 March 2014, Valerie Vaz MP, Walsall South, secured an adjournment debate on Planning and the Green Belt in Walsall South with the Planning Minister. Valerie Vaz MP, raised her concerns on the planning application for Great Barr Hall and parkland and was also supported by a speech from Tom Watson MP, WestContinue reading “Valerie Vaz MP raises concerns on Great Barr Hall planning application in Parliament”

Tune into BBC Parliamentary Channel this Monday

  Valerie Vaz, MP for Walsall South has arranged an adjournment debate with the Planning Minister in the House of Commons on Monday 31st March. This debate will be televised live on the BBC Parliamentary channel and opens at 2.30pm.   It is not possible to give a time but this debate follows the second reading ofContinue reading “Tune into BBC Parliamentary Channel this Monday”

Newsletter distributed to Netherhall Residents provokes response from Valerie Vaz MP Walsall South

A newsletter recently distributed on the Netherhall Park estate, (presumably by supporters of the proposed Great Barr Hall planning application) has provoked a formal response to residents from Valerie Vaz MP for Walsall South. The MP’s response to the newsletter was also included in the Walsall Advertiser on 13th March 2014. See the letter below:Continue reading “Newsletter distributed to Netherhall Residents provokes response from Valerie Vaz MP Walsall South”

Last chance to object to save our protected green belt

It’s been a while since the last post but rest assured Beacon Action Group (BAG) have not been resting on our laurels. Since the information session held at Great Barr War Memorial Hall, members of BAG have been spending time talking to lots of organisations about various elements of the application, some of which haveContinue reading “Last chance to object to save our protected green belt”

Public information session and consultation events announced

Beacon Action Group can today announce a series of public consultation events and an information session for concerned residents, in relation to the planning application for the restoration of Great Barr Hall and proposed development of 59 houses on protected green belt land. Beacon Action Group are hosting an information session for local residents onContinue reading “Public information session and consultation events announced”

Bob Winkle, Chair of Beacon Action Group writes Letter to Editor of Great Barr Obsever

Bob Winkle writes a response to Peter Allen’s article that was published in the Great Barr Observer on 10th January 2014: Dear Editor, I refer to the article in the Great Barr Observer last week by Peter Allen providing more history about Great Barr Hall. We have been friends and fellow members of the GreatContinue reading “Bob Winkle, Chair of Beacon Action Group writes Letter to Editor of Great Barr Obsever”

Tom Watson MP writes column in Great Barr Observer on proposed enabling development and restoration of Great Barr Hall

Printed on Friday 17th January 2014 in Great Barr Observer The proposed plans for the restoration of Great Barr Hall, together with the development of 57 new luxury executive homes, has rightly led to a great deal of community concern being expressed in recent weeks in Great Barr. Although the site is located just outsideContinue reading “Tom Watson MP writes column in Great Barr Observer on proposed enabling development and restoration of Great Barr Hall”